Josh on Oct 21, 2015
This card was exactly as pictured- fun, cute, and something I could never make myself... so thank you for the great design Kim! I used it as part of my wedding proposal (which took place on a hot air balloon) and my now fiance loved it! I received the card very quickly from Kim in the mail, and she sent me a personalized note as well which was very kind of her. I would highly recommend this product and anything else Kim has to offer!
Following the Pied Piper...
My grandmother was a woman who any child would follow. She loved all things natural, created incredible beauty around her and she made a child feel like the only person in a room full of important adults. She was a character who believed in self-expression and could convert even the most mundane of household items into spectacular works of art. She taught me to paint and she encouraged me to always strive to find and create beauty wherever I could. Her name was Carol Hamlin, and her family came from the town of Hamlin, of the legend of the Pied Piper.
Pied Piper Designs is the culmination of almost 40 years of dreaming of a world in which playing with paper was more than a foolish pastime relegated to a table in the basement storage area. This store holds my greatest treasures and a piece of my heart.
I hope that the things purchased here bring joy to the buyer and to the recipient of the hand-made items. Because what is more special than receiving a piece of someone's heart expressed through their art-- or expressed through the art of another?
Happy shopping, and I wish the kind of love and joy I have been blessed to have since I was a child following my personal Pied Piper....
I am a mom, a volunteer, a nonprofit manager and an artist! I studied drawing and painting in college and architecture in graduate school. My life centers around my family, but I have the privilege of teaching and creating art!
Accepted payment methods
For non-custom orders that have not been shipped, I will be happy to cancel the order and refund full payment, less any Etsy or Paypal fees. Please note that I regularly ship small items outside of the Etsy system, so items may have been shipped even if it is not showing up as such in your Etsy account.
For custom orders that have not been shipped, I will do my best to refund part of the amount paid, depending on the supplies already purchased, design time already spent and the level of completion of the project.
Please feel free to contact me with questions about any of these policies.
If you need something more immediately, please contact me. I will do my best to process an item more quickly if possible or let you know that I will be unable to do so. If you would like to upgrade to Priority or Overnight service, I will be happy to quote you a price.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return it to me in its original condition within 7 days of receipt. I will happily refund your purchase price less shipping and any Etsy or payment fees, no questions asked.
If an item appears to have been damaged in transit, please take photos of the damaged packaging and contact me as soon as possible so that we might get it handled by the shipping company.
If for some reason you feel that I misrepresented an item, please contact me prior to returning the item or starting a dispute with Etsy so that we might come to a proper resolution. I truly want you to be happy and have no intention of misrepresenting something, but mistakes happen, and I would like the opportunity to correct any mistake I may have made to make you happy and whole.
Additional policies and FAQs
My store only contains a small percentage of my inventory. If you are looking for a particular type of item or card, please contact me to see if I already have something made that is not listed. I will send you pictures and, if there is something you like, I will set up a listing just for you.
Custom Invitations, Announcements and Cards:
I would be happy to work with you to design custom invitations, thank you notes or other announcements. I price these items based on the cost of materials and the amount of time for design and creation.
The design process can take from 1-3 weeks, depending on how many changes need to be made from the initial samples. Should the design process become extensive, I may charge a design fee. Otherwise, the fee is built into the price of the cards.
The production time will vary based on the complexity of the design, time needed to order materials and the number of items requested. I will not start production of a custom order until we have agreed upon the production time, deposit amount and total price.
Custom Party Items:
I am happy to provide a custom suite of matching party items including (at your discretion) invitations, cupcake or cake toppers, party favors, party favor tags, place cards, menus, banners or thank you notes. Please contact me to see some samples or to inquire about possible themes.